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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Description: The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...
The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, a multimedia show immerses visitors into Nimes' heroic past using the the most cutting-edge resources. The visitors become heroes of Nîmes themselves and the Maison Carrée becomes a gateway to the past and history of Nîmes.
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Amazing piece of architecture

Incredible building to see and well looked after. Has been cleaned in recent years and it is good to see how well the ancient monuments of Nimes are maintained. A must see if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful "temple" and easy to navigate. The movie inside was very well done and actually very engaging. The winery shown in the movie was actually one we visited while in southern France. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating as well. While watching the movie, there were some technical difficulties and it cut out right in the middle and would... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Incredible building to see and well looked after. Has been cleaned in recent years and it is good to see how well the ancient monuments of Nimes are maintained. A must see if you have been to the Pantheon in Rome or just like Classical architecture. A shame that the entry fee is only for a film. You do not... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The exterior of the building is a well preserved roman temple with very beautiful details. The inside is a modern day movie theater showing a movie about the creation of Nîmes. Being interested in history I really enjoyed the movie, however if you're not interested in seeing the film then don't go inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the remarkably important Roman temple in Nimes – exquisitely built and recently beautifully restored. Inside (for a most reasonable cost as part of the Nimes combined ticket) you can watch a 25 minute film that tells the story of how Nimes came to be a Roman city. The graphics and special effects are exceptional and the acting quite... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stunning building I had seen a decade earlier and loved. Was seriously disappointed to see that the interior has been turned into a theatre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A beautiful Roman building in the heart of the old town. Easy to find. There is a small cinema room inside that plays a short historical drama explaining the rise of Nimes as a Roman colony and helps to explain the city's origins from a Gaul town to a Roman capital of the region. Quite interesting and helps you to... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A temple built to honour Emperor Augustus in Roman times, this building is exceptional on the exterior. Inside, you can watch a 25 minute film about the history of Nimes and this building, which was very informative. The inside consists of a room for viewing a film - do not expect anything else. We visited on a hot day in... More 

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Evora, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The outside is worth seeing, but that's all. There's a projection inside but it is not that interesting.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The building stands in a beautiful square in all its majesty. Around the square are parts of the original colonnades. It is used to show a film, lasting about 25 mins about the birth of Nimes. It is in french, but there are english subtitles. Showings are every 30 mins. Gained entry as part of a special ticket.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Built 2000 years ago now used as a cinema that shows a 20 minute film made about Nimes and it's history as part of the roman empire and it's role as a regional Capital. The film made sense of the city and helped me appreciate the sights.If you purchase the Nimes pass your access is part of the package.

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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Gard  >  Nimes

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